Percussionist David Carlisle, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, finished a Master's Degree at the University of Toronto, where he studied percussion with Russell Hartenberger of Nexus. David's wide range of musical abilities includes drum set, orchestral percussion, contemporary music, and steel pans. He also enjoys West African drumming and North Indian tabla drums. He has performed with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, The Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, the Chamber Music Society of Sacramento, EARPLAY, the Empyrean Ensemble, Nexus, Bob Becker, the Toronto production of Miss Saigon in addition to participating in several Banff Center Music and Music Theatre residencies in Canada. He also freelances in the Bay Area as a symphonic percussionist and as a session drum set player. David composes and performs regularly with SqueezPlay, a group for accordion (Douglas Schmidt), piano (Adrienne Park) and percussion. In addition to the release of their first CD, rubber horn, and their first video with Bravo, SqueezPlay performed at the prestigious Winnipeg New Music Festival 1998.

[from program for October 23, 2000 concert]